MFA Programs "As artists, writers & performers in the heart of San Francisco, our work is influenced by technological innovation, cultural transformation, and urban redesign." - Carolyn Cooke, MFA Programs Chair

As Interdisciplinary artists, writers, and performers in the heart of San Francisco, we’re conscious of the Bay Area’s history of radical art-making, cultural experimentation, technological innovation, and social change.  

Students in the MFA programs learn to locate their artistic lineage and gain deeper understanding of their conceptual interests and aesthetic choices. To develop work in a rigorous, interdisciplinary setting and complete a major project.

MFA Academic Programs

We have three MFA Programs at CIIS

For more information on any of our programs, including our new Focus in Art and Social Justice or our new Accelerated BA/MFA option contact mfa@ciis.edu

MFA CI & WCC Academic Calendars

Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts & Writing & Consciousness

Academic Calendars for 2016-2017

2016-2017
Fall 2016 Spring 2017
August 19, 20, 21 January 6, 7, 8
September 9, 10, 11 January 27, 28, 29
September 23, 24, 25 February 10, 11, 12
October 14, 15, 16 March 3, 4, 5
November 4, 5, 6 March 24, 25, 26
November 18, 19, 20 April 7, 8, 9



Academic Calendars for 2017-2018

2017-2018
Fall 2017 Spring 2018
August 18, 19, 20 January 5, 6, 7
September 8, 9, 10 January 26, 27, 28
September 22, 23, 24 February 16, 17, 18
October 13, 14, 15 March 2, 3, 4
November 3, 4, 5 March 23, 24, 25
November 17, 18, 19 April 13, 14, 15


CLASS HOURS
Friday
 5:30-9:30 pm
Saturday 9 am-8 pm
Sunday 9 am-6 pm

MFA Theatre-Performance Making Academic Calendar

Theatre-Performance Making Academic Calendars
SUMMER/FALL 2016

SUMMER 2016 FALL 2016

TPM 7324 Developmental Project 1
June 6-10, 2016
June 13-17, 2016

TPM 7309 Portfolio 2
Sept 12 - October 3, 2016
October 24 - December 12, 2016

TPM 7334 UK Exchange
July 25 - August 13, 2016

TPM 7325 Developmental Project 2
Sept 12 - December 12, 2016

Curriculum Includes
- Research and other practical assignments for Portfolio II
- Researching and writing your dissertation for Development Project II.
- Periodic teacher/student meetings
- Rehearsals toward your performance contribution to the May Festival, be it a revival/revision of your Semester 2 piece or the first outing of   the new piece begun within the context of Development I and II.
- Various ongoing organizational and administrative tasks toward producing the Festival
- Periodic teacher/student meetings
- Attending guest-artist workshops and local performances

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